About this recipe: The ultimate of summer salads: tomatoes, cucumbers and basil are tossed with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and feta cheese.
I posted a review of this recipe yesterday and want to add a couple notes. Since I make a large bowl of this for a crowd, I really don't measure...just do it to taste. But I do use a 4 oz container of the Feta. Also I use red onion sliced, for more color and to sweeten it just a little, add some honey to the Balsamic, to taste.I also slice the cucumbers instead of chopping. If this salad is made in advance, I put the olive oil in last after marinating all the other ingredients in the fridge - 21 Jul 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Fantanstic Recipe!! I tripled the recipe to feed about 15 people. The only change I made was to use purple onion in place of the green onions. I think its prettier and the onions tend to be sweeter after marinading in the vinegar and oil. I also made this one day before serving BUT did NOT add the feta until just prior to serving. This allowed the salad to marinate and take on that wonderful balsamic taste!! It was awesome and everyone loved it!! Thank you. - 21 Aug 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Excellent! Instead of romas, I used tomatoes from the garden, which I seeded, and I used blue cheese instead of feta. Also used coarsely chopped red onion instead of green onions. The substitutions I made, I'm sure, were incidental to the final yum of the salad. It's the perfect combination of balsamic, olive oil and fresh basil that makes this an outstanding salad. - 21 Jul 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)